Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Starnaman, Sabrina
Discipline and Number
LIT 3380 Section 001
MW Time 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title
Unruly Women

Description of Course:

We will read texts by and about women who transgressed, questioned, and did the unexpected. This course is a survey of American literature written by women over the last century and a half. Our readings will include novels, short stories, poetry, graphic novels, and memoirs.

Required Texts:

Readings may include:

“The Awakening,” Kate Chopin. (1899)
“Miss Tillman’s Protégé,” “A Witness for the Defense,” and “The Ball Dress,” Alice Dunbar-Nelson. (1900-10)
Salome of the Tenements, Anzia Yezierska. (1923)
A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf. (1929)
“Shambleau,” C. L. Moore (1933)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston. (1937)
Diving into the Wreck, Adrienne Rich. (1973) (Selections)
Rubyfruit Jungle, Rita Mae Brown (1973)
The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston. (1975)
Fledgling, Octavia Butler. (2005)
Fun Home, Alison Bechdel. (2005)
Heroines, Kate Zambreno. (2012)

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Course requirements will likely include:
Weekly writing responses based on the readings
Midterm and final take-home essay exams
Creative project
Active course participation

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